Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Finding Your Roots: A lively presentation on individual lineage and American History in which Prof. Gates addresses research, D
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Professor Gates is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford African American Studies Center, the first comprehensive scholarly online resource in the field of African American Studies and Africana Studies. He is the author of several works of literary criticism, including Figures in Black: Words, Signs and the "Racial" Self; and, in 2002 he authenticated and published The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts, dating from the early 1850s and now considered one of the first novels written by an African American woman. Event free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm. Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Location: Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center NW 27th St & Florida Ave.